Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Students Helping Soldiers Stages Big Event At Basketball Games Today And Friday

First it was “Touchdowns For Troops.” Now, it’s “Hoops For Heroes.”

“We like to recognize the commitment that people make to our country,” senior Peter Wall said.

Wall (right) is the president of Students Helping Soldiers. And just like they did during football season in the fall with “Touchdowns For Troops,” Wall and fellow members of the club are heading up a sports-themed event today and tomorrow at Stevenson to honor and help military soldiers and veterans.

Since it’s basketball season, Students Helping Soldiers will be conducting its annual “Hoops for Heroes” Military Appreciation charitable collection events in which fans can add supplies for soldiers and veterans to the bins at the Sportscenter as they head into tonight’s girls basketball game against Palatine (7 p.m.) and tomorrow’s boys basketball game against Libertyville (7 p.m.).

The club is asking for nonperishable food, toiletries, hygiene supplies, and even cards and board games to create care packages for Cool Ministries Veterans Pantry in Waukegan.

To read more about “Hoops For Heroes,” Wall and Students Helping Soldiers and how the Military Appreciation games impact Stevenson’s athletic community, please click here.

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Mindset shapes our ability to practice healthier habits consistently. When we practice appropriate health habits consistently, we feel our best, both physically and mentally. Further, we perform our best academically, socially, and within our relationships and favorite hobbies. How do we discover the health habits that are appropriate for us? We can determine the appropriate inputs for better health outcomes by identifying the areas we value most in life. When we open our minds to creating new assumptions about wellness, healthy practices become simpler. When we embrace change processes, we maintain the space and grace necessary for physical and mental growth. Finally, when we view health practices as an opportunity for self-fulfillment, we can become excited about practicing the healthy habits that are right for us. In doing so, our mindset becomes one in which prioritizing self-care first leads to improved outcomes in all the areas of life we care about most.

Student Announcements

Before Coming To Campus…Take A Quick Pulse Check Of Your Health

In an effort to help keep all students, faculty, staff and families safe, Stevenson would like to remind everyone to stay vigilant about their own health.

Prior to Coming to Campus…

Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe!

Looking For College Scholarships? Check Out The Palumbo Family Foundation

The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in our communities in the Chicagoland area by providing scholarships to well-deserving students of lower income families. Without scholarships, many of these students would not realize their dream of furthering their education. Several scholarships are available through this foundation with monetary awards of $500 to $15,000 per scholarship. Applicants are required to: have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. Citizen, be a permanent resident of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake or Will Counties of Illinois for a minimum of 6 months prior to the application date, enroll for full-time or part-time undergraduate course work at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, vocational, or trade school beginning with the 2022 fall term through the 2023 spring term, have a 2021 1040 Federal Income Tax Return reflecting an Adjusted Gross Income of $63,000 or less on which the applicant is claimed as a dependent. Please visit the Palumbo Family Foundation website to apply. The deadline is Mar. 31.

Did You Know…Open Gyms Are For Everyone?

You may have noticed that with the spring sports season right around the corner, many varsity and underlevel coaches are sending out reminders about informational meetings, tryout information and open gym schedules for their sports. But guess what? Anyone can attend those open gyms. Whether you are still undecided about if you want to try out for a sport, or if you just want to get some extra practice in, open gyms are just that…open. To everyone. There are open gyms currently planned for baseball, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Please visit the Intramural page of the Stevenson website for times and dates, and please check back often for updates.

Important note: Speaking of intramurals, some intramural leagues are starting to post updates for their upcoming seasons. There is currently new information on the intramural page for Squash, which kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Gymnastics: Senior Night did not disappoint. The Patriots took down NSC opponent Mundelein 141.95-127.50 with first-place finishes in all events. Ashley Schabes dominated the vault, uneven bars, and balance beam to come in first in the all-around with a score of 36.95. Senior Ally Gitler came in second in the all-around with a score of 35.85, placing first in the floor exercise and second in both the vault and uneven bars. Other top three finishes came from Lauren Jackson in the uneven bars and Emma Fang in the balance beam. Next up for Stevenson is the Lake County Invite on Saturday starting at noon at Mundelein.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots fell to Grayslake Central in a 6-on-6 match, 3520-3257. The Patriots, now 12-3 overall, were led by Jacob Sroka, shooting a 598, Braden Kunik, 567, and Matthew McGowan, 567. Eric Vondrak and Jacob Heald contributed 529 and 507 respectively to the Patriots’ efforts. Jackson Sher bowled the first game and halfway through game two and then left with an injury. He was replaced by Kellen McGowan, who finished with a 142 in game 3. Next up is Stevenson’s final match of the regular season: Senior Night. The Patriots will take on Glenbrook North tonight at home. Then, Stevenson starts the state tournament and will host a regional tournament at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein.

Education News

Biden Administration To Ramp Up Testing Supply To Schools In Push To Keep Them Open

CDC ‘test to stay’ guidance allows students to stay in class during quarantine period if they wear mask, get tested twice a week.

Texas Schools Ask Parents To Fill In As Substitute Teachers

With many teachers out sick with COVID-19, schools are scrambling to find substitute teachers. Texas schools are having to get creative so that students can continue going to in-person classes.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Jan. 13: Junior Course Selection (Through Jan. 28)

Jan. 13: Late Arrival

Jan. 13: Visiting Artist Series Ends

Jan. 13: Avant STAMP 45 Hebrew Exam (Part 2)

Jan. 17: No School ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 20: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 21: S-Factor

Jan. 24: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

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